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Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez
Book Image

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez

Overview of this book

Web applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform and operating system that provides a huge array of testing tools, many of which can be used specifically to execute web penetration testing. This book will teach you, in the form step-by-step recipes, how to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and ultimately buffer attackable surfaces so applications are more secure, for you and your users. Starting from the setup of a testing laboratory, this book will give you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test: from gathering information about the system and the application to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing and the use of vulnerability scanners to both basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. Finally, we will put this into the context of OWASP and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of the book, you will have the required skills to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Obtaining SSL data with SSLsplit

In the previous recipe, we prepared our environment to attack an SSL/TLS connection while, in this recipe, we will use SSLsplit to complement a MITM attack and extract information from an encrypted communication.

Getting ready

We need to have an ARP spoofing attack executing before we start this recipe and have successfully completed the previous recipe Setting up an SSL MITM attack.

How to do it...

  1. Firstly, we need to create the directories in which SSLsplit is going to store the logs. To do that, open a terminal and create two directories, as shown:

    mkdir /tmp/sslsplit
    mkdir /tmp/sslsplit/logdir
  2. Now, let's start SSLsplit:

    sslsplit -D -l connections.log -j /tmp/sslsplit -S logdir -k certauth.key -c ca.crt ssl 8443 tcp 8080
  3. Now that SSLsplit is running and the MITM between the windows client and the vulnerable_vm, go to the client and browse to:

  4. The browser may ask for confirmation as our CA and certificate are not officially...